Family Tinamidae

andean tinamou family tinamidae - cinereus tinamou
The Family Tinamidae forms an exclusively American family of small to medium-sized birds. Tinamous are plump terrestrial birds with short and strong legs, and rudimentary tail. Tinamous are shy and retiring inhabitants of forest, scrub, and grasslands. Their melodious flute-like whistles are more often heard than birds are seen. Their coloration consists of shades of gray and brown, and some are conspicuously barred. Tinamous feed on insects, seeds, and fruit. Their eggs area often green, blue, or purple with enamel-like surface and are incubated by the male. There are 7 genera and 27 species of Tinamous known to occur in Peru. Photo (left): Andean Tinamou by ©John & Maggy Turner. Photo (right): Cinereous Tinamou. Creative Commons
Tinamous Perdices de America Latin Name
Tawny-breasted Tinamou Perdiz de Pecho Leonado Nothocercus julius
Highland Tinamou Perdiz Montesa Nothocercus bonapartei
Hooded Tinamou Perdiz de Cabeza Negra Nothocercus nigrocapillus
Gray Tinamou Perdiz Gris Tinamus tao
Black Tinamou Perdiz Negra Tinamus osgoodi
Great Tinamou Perdiz Grande Tinamus major
White-throated Tinamou Perdiz de Garganta Blanca Tinamus guttatus
Cinereous Tinamou Perdiz Cinérea Crypturellus cinereus
Little Tinamou Perdiz Chica Crypturellus soui
Brown Tinamou Perdiz Parda Crypturellus obsoletus
Undulated Tinamou Perdiz Ondulada Crypturellus undulatus
Pale-browed Tinamou Perdiz de Ceja Pálida Crypturellus transfasciatus
Brazilian Tinamou Perdiz Brasileña Crypturellus strigulosus
Gray-legged Tinamou Perdiz de Pata Gris Crypturellus duidae
Black-capped Tinamou Perdiz de Gorro Negro Crypturellus atrocapillus
Variegated Tinamou Perdiz Abigarrada Crypturellus variegatus
Bartlett’s Tinamou Perdiz de Bartlett Crypturellus bartletti
Small-billed Tinamou Perdiz de Pico Corto Crypturellus parvirostris
Barred Tinamou Perdiz Barrada Crypturellus casiquiare
Tataupa Tinamou Perdiz Tataupá Crypturellus tataupa
Red-winged Tinamou Perdiz de Ala Roja Rhynchotus rufescens
Taczanowski’s Tinamou Perdiz de Taczanowski Nothoprocta taczanowskii
Ornate Tinamou Perdiz Cordillerana Nothoprocta ornata
Andean Tinamou Perdiz Andina Nothoprocta pentlandii
Curve-billed Tinamou Perdiz de Pico Curvo Nothoprocta curvirostris
Darwin’s Nothura Perdiz de Darwin Nothura darwinii
Puna Tinamou Perdiz de la Puna Tinamotis pentlandii
peru aves - birds RHEIDAE: Rheas, Ñandúes o Suris ANHIMIDAE: Screamers – Camungos peru aves -  birds